How to play with friends in Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 2023 (CoD MW3 2023). Learn how to add friend, create or join party, coop and multiplayer cross play options.
How To Add Friends
Go To The Social Menu
To start adding friends, open up the Social Menu by pressing the R3 Button on consoles or the F2 Button for PC. Select Friend Request then the Add Friends button and proceed to Enter the player's Activision ID you would like to include in your Friends List.
|Tip!||Make sure to get your friends' Activision IDs in advance to make it easier to find and send them a friend request.|
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How To Create A Party
Invite Friends To Party
You can invite available online players in your Friends List to join you in a Party. Whether you're assembling a squad for competitive play or simply looking to have fun, including your friends in your Party is a guaranteed way to boost your gaming experience.
Cross Play Options
Similar with previous series, it is possible to cross play in MW3. On the other hand, you can use the Friend Filters to tailor your party exclusively for PlayStation Network or Activision players only.
Maximum Party Size Is 32
The Maximum party is 32 however the party size permitted to play might change depending on the playlist.
You can also get additional XP for playing with friends or with other players when there's an available Party XP event in the playlist or game mode the Party Leader chooses.
Party Leader Settings
If you're the one who created the party, you will assume the role of the Party Leader by default. The Party Leader can select the map and game mode for the party. Additionally, you have the authority to remove or mute members from the party and transfer the Party Leader role to someone else.
Public Or Private Party
You can make your party either public or private in the Party Privacy to control who can join your game. Set your party Open if you want anyone to be able to join your party and game. To restrict party access, set your party to either Invite or Friends Only so that only players who have been invited by you or are in your group of friends can join your party.
Join A Party Instead
You can also join a party instead of creating one. If a friend has already hosted a party or if you'd like to join an existing Open Party, you can send a 'Join Party' request and wait till you get approved by the Party Leader.
What To Do When You Can't Join A Party
Check Your Internet Connection
Ensure your internet connection is stable so you won't experience any issues. A poor connection can prevent you from joining a party.
Verify Party Privacy Settings
If you can't join a particular party, it could be due to the settings applied to it. Consider checking the party's privacy settings to determine whether it's open to the public, set as invite-only, or restricted to friends only.
Coordinate With Party Leader Friend
Sometimes the initial connection attempt can fail so you can ask your friends to re-invite you to the party or try to send a request to join again.
Check NAT Settings
Also, you can check your Network Address Translation (NAT) type settings if its open. Consider adjusting your router settings to open up your NAT type.